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  • Graves disease and Hernia connection?

    Posted by sandiego on August 28, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I was diagnosed with Graves disease hyperthyroidism over a year ago but think I have suffered this condition for many many years.

    I wonder if there is a connection with getting hernias and this condition? One of the symptoms of Graves is weight loss and muscle weakness and atrophy ,both of witch I had.

    drtowfigh replied 8 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

    August 29, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Graves disease and Hernia connection?

    There is no known direct relationship between Grave’s disease or other acquired hypothyroidism and hernia formation.

    Patients with hypothyroidism may be constipated. Straining for constipation is a risk factor for developing hernias.

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